Category Archives: Face Washes/ Face Cleansers

Garnier clean+ nourishing cleansing oil review

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I had read quite a few reviews about the Garnier oil cleanser. I was looking for a nice cleanser and I had a few coupons. So, I bought the product and tried it. I couldn’t take any pictures for this post. Read on to know why. 

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Price: $7.99

Quantity: 4.2 fl. oz./ 125 ml

Claims: Formula, infused with nourishing Jojoba and Macadamia Oil, helps replenish skin’s moisture balance.

Results:

In 1 use: Skin is deeply cleansed, hydrated and skin feels velvety soft.
After 1 week: 100% of women felt skin was smoother and softer.

Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil, Zea Mays/Corn Germ Oil, Polysorbate 85, Carthamus Tinctorius Oil/Safflower Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Sorbitan Trioleate, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil/Jojoba Seed Oil, Glycerin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Squalane, Parfum/Fragrance, Aqua/Water, Propylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Linalool, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Isopropyl Myristate, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.

My experience with the product:

The product is a clear oil in a pump bottle. This product smells nice and somewhat like nuts. Apparently, it contains macademia nut oil. Using this product is easy just like any other cleanser. I take this product and massage onto my dry skin and then I wet my palms with warm water and continue massaging this onto my skin. The product emulsifies. And when I wash off with water, my skin feels squeaky clean. This product works great when my skin is all dry. But on the days when my skin is oily-combination to normal, I really need to use a foaming cleanser as this feels a bit greasy. I do not get this product into my eyes even by mistake as they make my eyes very sensitive. I don’t know if this can take off the eye makeup. I also like to use it when I have a heavy foundation make up on.

However, there is a small rant about this product. I store this on a wooden surface and I noticed that it had completely stained the surface. I had no idea the product was leaking because the packaging and product both are clear. For once, I thought that bottle had cracked but I went on to figure out that the pump was faulty. I pump this twice to get enough product because each time I pump, half the product oozes out of this tiny opening. I don’t know if I got a faulty piece or in general it has a flimsy pump. The bottle is sleek and I would have much rather preferred a flip top cap instead of that giant mess-making pump. I have transferred it to a mess free bottle. I didn’t hate the product nor did I like it as such but it was a severe mess.

Note: I couldn’t take any pictures at all because I had to throw away that messy bottle. But I have tried to explain that in the pic below. 

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Likes:

  1. Suitable for dry skin
  2. Removes make up effectively

Dislikes:

  1. Packaging is a mess, forget about it being travel friendly :/
  2. Can make the eyes very sensitive
  3. May not be suitable for normal skin types.

Ratings: 2/5 for the mess it has created

Will I repurchase? No. This was a bummer. I will much rather invest in a cream cleanser instead of this mess.

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Burt’s Bees Cleansing Towelettes Review

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I religiously use cleansing towelette to remove my makeup. They not only remove makeup but the texture of the towelette helps clean the skin better. It contains make up remover or other cleansing ingredients that can be a big factor in the health of your skin. I got these Burt’s Bees all natural cleansing towelette in the fall Target Beauty box. I finally used these and here’s the review.

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Ingredients:

This claims to be 99.1% natural

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My Experience with using these:

When you first see them, you will notice that they are plain and doesn’t have any texture to them. But they are exfoliating enough to clean the skin. I use them on both sides. It has a strong scent to it. It’s a pleasant fragrance, nothing chemical like. I don’t use any makeup towelette on their own. I massage eye makeup removing cream and then wipe it off with a towelette. I do each eye one by one. Then I massage cleansing oil into my skin and then wipe it off with the towelette. Then I take a clean towelette and wipe my face and this time lips, clean. I noticed that this towelette does leave a slight oily residue. I definitely need to wash my face with a foaming face wash although it claims that it removes dirt, oil and makeup without rinsing. As I am wiping my face with these, I notice that there is a slight tingling and slightly burning sensation on my skin. But this didn’t break me out although it caused slight irritation and redness for a short while. Also, the packaging is great. It’s the ones where there is a sticky part that you lift up to take the wipe. It keeps the packet air tight when you shut them.

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Likes:

  1. The packaging

Dislikes:

  1. The strong scent
  2. The tingling/ burning sensation
  3. Non-textured wipe
  4. Leaves oily residue

Rating: 2/5

Will I repurchase? No, I will not. I prefer using my Holy Grail wipes. I just used these up because I got these in a beauty box.

Equate oil free acne face wash

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I have access to a lot of Walmart products and I am currently on a tight budget. I am about to finish the product and here I am, reviewing the oil free acne face wash from equate.

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Comparable to: Neutrogena oil free acne face wash (around $6)

Price: around $3

Quantity: 6oz

Ingredients: Listed below on the back of the product. Salicylic acid (2%) is the active ingredient.

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My take on the product: This product looks like the Neutrogena one and is also packaged in a same kind of pump bottle and also has the same kind of ingredients. The only thing that is different is the fragrance. This a gel based face wash which has a very soothing and mild fragrance that I like. You don’t need a full pump of the product. Just a dime size amount should do the job. This 6oz bottle will last you for a very long time.

What I like about this product is it lathers very nicely and your face feels fresh and doesn’t feel dry and stretchy. The good thing about equate acne face wash is it keeps my face from getting oily. I have used the Neutrogena one and that made my face oily after a while. My skin is a lot more combination types these days and not oily anymore. I think this would work well on the combination and oily skin. I don’t know if this is meant for people with dry skin. With a travel friendly packaging, this would be an ideal acne free face wash as compared to the Neutrogena one.

Here’s a closer look of how much is left and what the product looks like. I also bought a bunch of other equate products here.

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Likes:

  1. Non drying
  2. Face doesn’t get oily
  3. Cleans the oil and grime from face
  4. Pleasant fragrance
  5. Lathers nicely

 

Dislikes:

  1. Not a travel friendly packaging

Will I repurchase? Yes, down the line I will. I like this more than the Neutrogena one. Right now I am trying different face washes.

Rating: 4/5